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Man Who Slaughtered Pig At Park Gets Slapped With Three Misdemeanor Charges

June 11, 1986

JUPITER BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A man who slaughtered and skinned a pig in a park for a barbecue on Memorial Day faces up to 16 months in jail and fines of $2,000 if convicted of three misdemeanors brought against him in the case.

Charles Shearin was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct, cruelty to animals and bringing a domesticated animal to a county park in the May 27 incident that some bystanders said sickened them and frightened children.

″I hope it (the charges) will say to people that we don’t tolerate this,″ said Kay-Lynette Starling-Roca, director of Palm Beach County’s Humane Society.

Witnesses told police that Shearin, 32, took the black pig from his truck, stuck it with a knife and hung it from a tree by its hind legs and skinned it.

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